Noah Zimmerman's commitment to helping those in need dovetails perfectly with his position as an Associate Attorney at Marasco & Nesselbush, where he advocates on behalf of clients seeking SSDI or SSI benefits.
A graduate of Fordham University with a degree in journalism, Zimmerman demonstrated his passion for helping the less fortunate right out of college when he worked as a staff member for an organization that financed and built affordable housing. He continued helping the less fortunate when he worked for a non-profit health care company that helped families living below the poverty line gain access to subsidized housing and health insurance. He also helped address the nutrition needs of underserved rural and urban populations by expanding access to affordable, locally-grown produce. Zimmerman rounded out his broad experience addressing the challenges of under privileged communities by conducting legal and policy research in support of expanding opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) pilot programs throughout the United States. These experiences opened Zimmerman's eyes to the great need that struggling families have for quality, affordable legal services.
Inspired to provide that legal support, Zimmerman enrolled at Northeastern University School of Law, where he consistently sought opportunities to support victims of discrimination and economic exploitation. He conducted legal research in support of the development of a supplement to Northeastern Law School Professor Lewis' international human rights textbook, "Human Rights and the Global Marketplace: Economic, Social, and Cultural Dimensions."
After receiving his law degree, Zimmerman worked as an attorney for HealthSourceRI, the health benefits exchange administering the Affordable Care Act in Rhode Island. He later worked for as a Social Security Disability attorney before joining Marasco & Nesselbush.
Zimmerman is admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Downtown Providence Neighborhood Association. He is a volunteer for United Way of Rhode Island and serves as a pro bono attorney for RI Legal Services.
Zimmerman was drawn to Marasco & Nesselbush by the firm's reputation in the community for its excellent service to clients and for its commitment to the community. "All of the M&N attorneys I have met always tell me what a great place it is to work", said Zimmerman. "Now that I have been privileged to join the firm, I can see firsthand why everyone is so happy to be here: a great culture, an amazing and hardworking staff, outstanding leadership, knowledgeable and experienced attorneys, and lots of opportunity to learn and grow.
Zimmerman said the Marasco & Nesselbush Charitable Trust was another factor that drew his interest in working with the firm. "I have never worked at a legal organization that had a charitable trust. What this shows me is how seriously the firm leadership views our connection and responsibility to the community, and how important they believe it is to encourage a culture of giving and volunteerism. I'm very proud to join an organization that recognizes the importance of putting people before profits whenever possible."
Zimmerman is a resident of East Greenwich, RI and enjoys traveling, cooking, running with his dog Rosie, snowboarding, kayaking, volunteering, and spending as much time as possible in or near the ocean.